What is the Newid Project?
The Newid Project is a youth mental health support service for care experienced young people across Wales. The support is tailored to each individual young person, and aims to provide emotional support whilst equipping them with the tools to independently manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Young people who access the Newid Project service can benefit from:
- A dedicated “Check-In” service which provides information and support along with tools and techniques to help improve wellbeing
- Advocacy support
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops (1-1 and Group)
- Peer led and participation opportunities to influence and shape services
- Access to community groups that can promote wellbeing
- Support to navigate mental health services, including the NHS and alternative providers
The support that the Newid Project offers is not a counselling or therapeutic service. We provide tailored support for mental health and wellbeing to help build resilience and self care. If young people need to access a trained counselling professional, we can guide them to the relevant providers.
How Does the Newid Project Help Young People?
The Newid Project is all about equipping young people with the tools they need to maintain a healthy mental wellbeing. Through this youth mental health project, we want to provide young people with the confidence and skills to manage their mental health on a daily basis.
The support provided will be tailored to each young person to build resilience and coping strategies. This will help them understand how they can support and manage their own mental health and wellbeing. Learn more about the Newid Project by reading our service leaflet below. This document is also available in Welsh.
I've come away happier, and feeling more understood
Jenue, Newid Project
Project Newid really helped me in my time of need.
Charlie, Newid Project
I've definitely found the Project Newid support helpful so far
Frankie, Newid Project
How Can Young People Access The Newid Project?
Young people can refer themselves or ask a professional working with them to contact NYAS Cymru. Individuals who are close to the young person e.g. relatives, teachers, friends can also refer someone for support.
To make a referral, or to access more information, please call our helpline on 0808 808 1001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support in Wales
NYAS offers similar services across England and Wales. However, some services differ, and some are unique to Wales. If you are looking to access any of NYAS’ services across Wales, you’ll find all the information you need right here.
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